- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

NIOBRARA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man sought after assaulting and disarming a police officer shot himself as officers tried to arrest him on the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska.

Authorities say David Hoffman refused to surrender when found on the reservation Wednesday. He was taken to a local hospital. FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault says no officers were injured.

The search began Tuesday afternoon after a Niobrara police officer tried to arrest Hoffman on a Knox County warrant alleging burglary and theft. The Nebraska State Patrol and other agencies joined the search as Niobrara schools and some businesses were locked down.

The warrant says Hoffman’s charged with burglary and theft. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment on Hoffman’s behalf.


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